BJD leader arrested by Chhattisgarh police in double murder case

Jharsuguda: BJD leader and former MLA Anup Sai was today arrested by Chakradhar Nagar police of Chhattisgarh for his alleged involvement in a double murder occurred in 2016.

Sources said the police picked up Sai from Jharsuguda late last night and later interrogated him in connection with the murder case. The police are trying to ascertain  his alleged link in the murder of a woman identified as Kalpana Das (32) and her 14-year-old daughter Pravati Das in April, 2016. The bodies of the mother-daughter duo were later recovered in the neighbouring state.

Sai, who is currently serving as the chairman of  Odisha Warehousing Corporation, was elected as Brajarajnagar MLA  thrice on Congress ticket. He later had joined BJD in 2014.

Jharsuguda SP Aswini Kumar Mohanty said, “Raigarh SP called me at around 9.30 pm yesterday and informed that they have detained Sai in a year-old case. They had earlier summoned the BJD leader in connection with the case. Since he did not appear before the police, the latter detained him for interrogation purpose.”

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